Finding Joy in the Arts—Even into Adolescence

By Abby Crawford As we celebrate Arts in Education Week, I’ve been reflecting on everything good that happens #becauseofartsed. This was a summer of learning for me. I planned and participated in a wealth of arts education workshops and seminars and lectures…lots of time to think and lots of time to reflect…and through it all something… Read More

By Abby Crawford Over the past year, we at COCA have been working toward a strategic Trauma Aware partnership. We are experts in dance, theatre, voice, and art and design. Trauma? Not so much. We found experts right here in St. Louis, and we pursued a partnership with Alive and Well Communities to help us… Read More

West Side Story has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I first saw the film at age seven and I was utterly transfixed. It captivated me then and the strength of its grip has not weakened over time. Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled when I heard… Read More